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Cultural Norms Within the Mexican Workspace

Traditional values in Mexico support high power distance and a low tolerance for uncertainty. What would you predict about a company that opens a division in Mexico and tries to implement global teams characterized by shared power and authority and the lack of formal guidelines, rules, and structure?

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I would predict that the company would have some difficulty with the new division in Mexico being properly aligned with that of the overall company. People that have a low tolerance for uncertainty would in general, not feel so comfortable working in an atmosphere that is ambiguous and informal. This may manifest itself in low productivity (i.e. ...

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